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their money. villanova trying to go length of the court. with ryan arcidiacono. three seconds mid court. jenkins. for the championship! >> money. money. right there. a last second shot. what did it do? it wins the championship for villanova in one of the greatest basketball games ever played. one of the greatest finishes you will ever see. all roy williams could do was shake his head. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm cristina alesci. it is tuesday, april 5th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. in just hours, voters in wisconsin head to the polls. today could truly be a turning point. a day of reckoning for donald trump. he's trailing ted cruz by as much as ten points in the polls. overnight, defiant trump said he will pull off a surprising victory. >> everybody said that's the end of trump. it's over for trump.
you know how many times i have been given the end? i have been given the last rites, you know, how many times. ten? they walk in, sir, i don't know what happened, but your poll numbers went through the roof. >> cnn political reporter sara murray is with the trump campaign in wisconsin. she has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and cristina. trump spent his last hours barnstorming the state. he held three events yesterday and for trump, it was back to basics. he decided to focus on basics. he hit ted cruz and went after john kasich calling him to step aside and get out of the race. >> he takes my votes away more than cruz. i don't like it. i don't think it's right. you know what? if we have to live with him, we still beat him easily. >> reporter: now he also brought reinforcements on the campaign
trail. here in milwaukee, he was joined by melania trump. >> as you may know by now, when you attack him he will punch back ten times harder. no matter who you are, a man or a woman, he treats everyone equal. he's a fighter and if you elect him to be your president, he will fight for you and for our country. >> reporter: back to you. >> sara, thanks so much. let's break down the vote in wisconsin. what it means for both parties. we are joined by political reporter josh rogin. today in some ways could be a turning point on the campaign. particularly for donald trump if he loses wisconsin. this could put a crimp in his plans for 1,237.
>> we have a crucial wisconsin primary. we look at the rules in different states, wisconsin has particular ones. we are looking at a hybrid system where there's 42 delegates. 18 automatically given to the frontrunner. whoever wins wisconsin gets a set number of delegates. that's going to change the balance here and trajectory as everybody goes to 1,237. wisconsin is an open primary. this is a primary where people who are not traditional republicans can vote. that would benefit trump. on the other hand, a strict voter i.d. law. new people, new trump voters who don't have an identification handy may not vote on election day. you can deem it out according to the polls. ted cruz's ten-point lead is closing a bit. most have him up by five or six points. today matters in the get out the vote matters.
all eyes focused on wisconsin because it is a state where the winner makes a difference. >> trump has been criticized for being unpresidential. he had a few words to say about that. take a listen. >> i could be presidential. if i was presidential, we would only have about 20% of you here because it would be boring as hell. let me be unpresidential for a little while longer. maybe i'll be a little unpresidential as i beat hillary. >> now does a message like that really play well with wisconsin voters? >> it's not clear that it does. this is a state where trump has been at war in recent days with governor scott walker who has a high approval rating and setting up to run for another term in 2018. all of the indications show trump's unpresidential style is
actually hurting him. at the same time, he has no other option. he can't go back now. at the same time, the fact that he brought out his wife and all political professionals know that is something you can only do once. that is a last-ditch effort when you bring out your wife, someone who can't be attacked and someone meant to counter the negative press that the trump campaign has had when dealing with women, that is something that is very presidential. that is something the trump campaign decided to do now because they thought it was important. it was a card they had up their sleeve that they now played. he is making moves that indicate he is sensitive to the criticism. >> the race on the republican side, ted cruz and donald trump. both candidates talking about john kasich. they both want kasich to drop out of the race and now kasich last night on ac 60is responding. particularly to ted cruz. he doesn't like the new ads that
the cruz campaign, the mailers the cruz campaign put out directly going after him. listen. >> he is senator smear. people say you seem to be pointing things out. i said i'm not a pin cushion or marshmallow. he smeared marco rubio and he smeared ben carson. this guy plays that kind of politics. it's down. it's dirty. it's negative and it is not uplifting. >> everyone wants kasich out except kasich. josh? >> according to the political professionals working in the campaigns, kasich remaining in the race hurts trump more than cruz. the logic is simple. there is no path for him to get to 1,237. the theory among the never trump people, the longer kasich stays
in, the more delegates you peel off donald trump. the people who are not affiliated with any campaign have been screaming at the cruz campaign to stop training fire on kasich. they are saying that doesn't help anyone except donald trump. kasich is needed. especially in some of the later states. the mid-atlantic states, to take delegates. one, two, three, four away from donald trump. the cruz people are not listening to that. they think their interest is winning the states outright because of the sort of mix of proportional delegates depending on which state. there is a war in the anti-trump movement with the cruz people going after kasich for the first time in a meaningful way and the never trump people telling cruz people layoff kasich and focus on trump. that's the only way to stop trump. >> on the democratic side, josh, sanders seems to be really gaining a lot of confidence. take a listen to what he just
said. >> if we win in new york state, between you and me, i don't want to get hillary clinton more nervous than she already is. she is already under a lot of pressure. >> you know, the delegate math would lead you to believe that he doesn't really stand a chance here, but is he really making the clinton camp nervous? >> sure. the clinton camp is nervous. we have seen this. the bottom line is they are way up in new york. all polls show that. they want to minimize chances that something big might happen to change that. the biggest way that could happen is the debate that they are currently scheduling. bernie sanders might as well go ahead and press on to new york. he's really got no other choice. if everything stays the same, the clinton camp should be fine. this is politics. especially when there's a debate
coming up, nobody knows who could happen. and sacrifice what seems to be a clear path to the nomination. >> fine. not particularly painful. josh rogin, thank you. talk to you in a little bit. the economy and jobs will likely be a top issue for voters in wisconsin. something we have seen in almost every primary state. wisconsin's unemployment rate is 4.6% below the national average of 5%. the median home price in february was $146,000. the median income is almost $53,000. close to the national average. a pew research study found wisconsin has the fastest shrinking middle class since the year 2000. some due to the drop in
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one of the political leaders implicated. now facing pressure to resign. let's go to nina dos santos who has the story. >> reporter: 12 political leaders, but 128 other politicians as well. that's the key bit. the allegations here center that are being made center whether political aides and family members could have fronted money for the individuals. that is the claim that is being laid at the door of vladimir putin, the president of russia. a close childhood friend of his fronted a company sought about $2 billion funneled through offshore accounts. it is not just netted him, but other close friends of vladimir putin. including his judo master and wife of his spokesman. seemed served as a director on one of the boards of the offshore companies in question. there are other names.
you mentioned the prime minister of iceland. those pictures you were showing us before the break, cristina. they really show something interesting. iceland is not a big country. only about 330,000 people who live across the entire island. you can see there are plenty of people who have taken to the streets of the capital city reykjavik. he was on board of the company that his wife held offshore in panama to hide stakes, allegedly, in banks that she owned and those stakes were not declared to the icelandic parliament by him. i want to point out xi jinping, the president of china, who has done so much to eradicate corruption has been linked to the offshore shell companies. a family member of his was a director of one of them.
he is implicated along with eight other serving members of the bureau. where i am in the u.k., david cameron is under fire. it seems his late father, ian camer cameron, was a director on the company base in the bahamas which held board meetings. what i want to point out, what is interesting about david cameron's late father's case is that structure apparently was completely legal at the time it was set up. i might point out these files are 40 years of activity. in some cases, the setting up of the offshore companies wasn't particularly illegal at the time. to own an offshore company is not illegal. it is what you do with the money inside it that then can impinge upon international laws. >> thank you, nina. you will be busy for a while. the u.s. supreme court rejected a challenge by conservatives in texas in a closely watched voting rights
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>> everybody said that's the end of trump. it's over for trump. you know how many times i have been given the last rites? like ten. every week. it's the end of trump. they walk in, sir, i don't know what happened, but poll numbers went through the roof. >> cnn's sara murray is with the latest on the trump campaign. >> reporter: good morning. trump spent the last hours before the primary barnstorming the state. trump coming off a rocky week, he decided to focus energy on the gop opponents. he hit ted cruz hard and went after john kasich calling him to step aside and get out of the race. >> he takes my votes away more than cruz. i don't like it. i don't think it's right. i don't think it's appropriate. you know what? if we have to live with him, we still beat him easily.
okay? >> reporter: now he also brought reinforcements on the campaign trail. here in milwaukee, he was joined by his wife melania trump. >> as you may know by now, when you attack him, he will punch back ten times harder. no matter who you are, a man or a woman, he treats everyone equal. he's a fighter. if you elect him to be your president he will fight for you and for our country. >> reporter: back to you. >> joining us now to breakdown the wisconsin primary and the stakes for both parties' candidates, josh rogin. a columnist for bloomberg view. what is at stake here? >> the stakes could not be
higher. for the trump campaign, they are looking to reverse the narrative in the last two weeks which has been terrible for trump. they are doing it in the most difficult circumstance imaginable. we look at the delegate count. trump has to proceed pace to get to 1,237. wisconsin is tough ground for him. we are looking at republican primary in wisconsin which is more educated and more suburban than the national average. that is all bad for trump. it looks like iowa. it is a state where we know ted cruz prevailed. trump is facing a popular governor. he is really fighting an uphill battle here. if he's able to prevail in wisconsin and anywhere from five to ten points down, he can change the narrative heading into the prolonged period of not any important primaries. the next contest that matter are april 19th in new york and april
26th in pennsylvania and maryland. >> it is interesting listening to ted cruz. he is spending a lot of time on the campaign trail battling the notion that someone else not running right now could be the republican nominee at a convention. with the harsher language than he used to date. let's listen to what ted cruz said. >> you know, this fevered pipe dream of washington that at the convention they will parachute in some white knight who will save the washington establishment. it is nothing less than a pipe dream. it ain't going to happen. if it did, the people would quite rightly revolt. >> the people would revolt. that is caustic language. if it is not trump or him, there
will be problems is what he is saying. >> ted cruz is using risky language. he is responding to inside republican operatives for a unity candidate. if we get to a second or third ballot in cleveland where all or most of the delegates being unbound, the idea is you would parachute in. if it is not paul ryan, it could be a senior military figure. someone to claim to lord over trump voters and cruz voters and bring everybody together to head up against hillary clinton. that is an outside scenario. what we saw rnc chairman reince priebus say over the weekend is he thinks it is one of the three candidates. it could be trump, cruz or kasich. that is the kasich strategy as well. all of these are scenarios that are yet to play out. for ted cruz, his calculation is clear. he wants to make sure that the first ballot with only the candidates with the majority of
states, that is he and trump, will have a chance for the nomination. >> both trump and cruz are calling for kasich to drop out of the race. kasich is showing signs of getting angry over the request for him to drop out at this stage. take a listen. >> everybody needs to chill out. i'm in new york. we'll do well here. i'm going to pennsylvania. we're excited about that. we'll go to an open convention where kids will learn more about picking presidents than spending time on snapchat. >> just on snapchat. what do you make of kasich's game plan? what do you think he's going to do? >> kasich's only chance is to get to the contested convention and second or third ballot and to claim that mantle we were talking about being the unity candidate. to do so, he will claim that with some evidence that he is the best positioned to face
hillary clinton in a general election. for cruz, it is a more complicated calculation. for months, we said all of the non trump candidates have wasted a lot of money and time and effort attacking each other rather than going after trump. for a short period, they seemed to figure it out and decided to train fire on trump. now cruz is caught between short-term goal which is win wisconsin which is not assured. that will give him a bunch of delegates versus his long-term goal. if he was really honest with us and with himself, he would know keeping kasich in the race is better for him. the only way to keep trump from getting to the 1,237 number. if you look to april 19th, april 26th primaries. that's not cruz territory. he's not going to do well there. he needs kasich to stay in to keep trump from getting all of the delegates. right now, he is making the calculation is good for him in
attacking kasich. everybody knows kasich in the election is better for cruz than kasich out of the election. >> josh, quickly, the democratic race. bernie sanders says hillary clinton is nervous. nervous about wisconsin where she is trailing in the polls. nervous here in her home state of new york where bernie sanders says he is making inroads. how nervous? >> they don't like what's going on. they lost five of the last six. it looks like they may get beat in wisconsin. that is a bad message. the longer that message lingers out there, the more damage it does to her in the long run. they have good reason to be nervous. they are taking solace in the fact that the republican race is more contentious. they are looking at the april 14th debate which was torturous to organize. to make sure the voters know
that hillary clinton is still ready for primetime. still willing to take on bernie sanders as he hangs around. if she wins by more than ten in the new york primary, i think then you will see a sigh of relief from the decliclinton can that they have enough to win the nomination and even if bernie sanders peels off a couple more states here and there. they can rest assured that his late resurgence will not have been enough. >> the april 14th debate by the way here on cnn. it will be excitement. josh rogin, thanks. time for an early start on your money. dow futures are slipping as oil drops now below $36 a barrel. markets in europe are down as well. shares in asia sinking overnight. let's focus on one big stock. apple is about to hit a major milestone. selling its 1 billionth iphone.
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leaked documents from the panamanian law firm exposing how the world's most powerful people allegedly used offshore bank accounts to dodge taxes and hide wealth. the prime minister of iceland is one of 12 or current or former leaders implicated in the documents so far. he is facing pointing pressure to resign. let's get the latest from nina dos santos. nina, tons of political leaders scrambling to respond. >> reporter: yes, cristina. on the one hand, the iceland prime minister is facing thousands of people hitting the streets in the capital city of iceland in reykjavik. it seems he was directly linked to the offshore accounts. he served as a board of the director on the offshore company. it was used to house stakes that his wife owned in the banking
sector. iceland banks are not popular these days after they helped the financial meltdown in 2008 in that country. you have leaders directly linked to these. the newly elected president of argentina also it seems served as a board of directors on the company that was in another takes haven in bahamas by the secretive term mossack fonseca. you have other world leaders where the links are tenuous. we are talking about the likes of vladimir putin, for instance, his best friend and godfather to his daughter. it seems fronted a number of companies that were set up by mossack fonseca. the allegations there that they helped to funnel about $2 billion through the particular accounts. now other world leaders also found their names coming up in the spotlight. notably xi jinping.
the president of china. this is particularly interesting because xi jinping has been trying for years to net corrupt officials. now it seems according to the panama papers, his brother-in-law was on the board of directors of the offshore company as well as other chinese members. cnn is currently seeing their feed over chinese televisions blocked when we report this type of media. there seems to be a blackout in china as these allegations have emerged. >> nina, you will be busy for a while now. thanks. let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day" as michaela pereira join us. >> happy tuesday, cristina. i hope you are well. busy day. voters are going to the polls in wisconsin. crucial primaries on both sides. how different will the republican race look just 24 hours from now. especially if ted cruz wins.
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time for the five things you need to know for your new day. primary day in wisconsin. hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a tight race on the democratic side. also, more fallout from the leaked panama papers. demonstrators calling for the prime minister in iceland to resign after he was implicated in the offshore account. merrick garland invited to meet with senate chairman chuck grassley. he will not be given a
confirmation hearing. lawmakers in alabama moving to impeach governor robert bentley over the affair he allegedly had with the top female aide. bentley is refusing to step down. and a win for the ages at the ncaa basketball championship. jenkins with a buzzer beating three-pointer to lift villanova to a thrilling 77-74 victory over north carolina. those are the five things you need to know for your early start. the number of u.s. special operations forces fighting isis in iraq and syria could increase in the coming weeks. that's according to two defense officials. a third telling cnn that discussions are expected to start as early as today at the white house. the goal to lay the ground work for local forces to retake raqqah and mosul. partly to deny access for the
base or isis to plan future external attacks. chilling word this morning that a number of radical islamists linked to paris and brussels terror attacks are still on the loose. that is raising security concerns throughout europe. a wide search under way in europe for more than a dozen fugitives wanted in the paris and brussels attacks or tried in absentia. let's bring in cnn's alexandra field for the latest. how are the searches going, alexandra? >> reporter: cristina, we though authorities are trying to root out any members of the network that could be attached to the attacks or other attacks. what you have in the case is a growing number of suspects the authorities are looking at. a dozen people tried in absentia in the cases in belgium.
it is not clear what connection they could have to the paris or brussels terror cells. there is a small group authorities are linking to the paris and brussels attacks. we know they are looking for at least eight people who have connections to abdelhamid abaaoud, regarded as the ringleader of the paris attacks and also to salah abdeslam, the outstanding suspect in the paris attacks detained here in brussels last month. beyond more than a dozen who they are looking for widely and beyond the circle of eight, you have the immediate manhunt which continues in brussels for the two outstanding attackers who are believed to have carried out the attack at the airport. two died in the blast and one whom authorities are searching for. no word publicly from authorities on whether or not they come any closer to
identifying who either of those two men are. cristina. >> thanks, alexandra for excellent reporting. let's get an early start on your money. global selloff is under way. dow futures are lower. oil prices weighing on stocks here in the u.s. slipping back below $37 a barrel. markets in europe opening with losses. shares in asia tanked overnight after japan's top banker said interest rates in the country could go lower into negative territory. the treasury department could derail one of the biggest corporate mergers of all time. a move to stop so-called corporate inversions unveiled yesterday. inversions are when a company moves headquarters overseas to avoid taxes. this put the merger between pfizer and allegan up in the
air. it limits tax deductions and certain audit transactions. companies use them to increase profits and value for shareholders. definitely attention there. shares of allergan taking a beating down 20% in pre-market trading. on to politics. a critical primary election today. that could shake up the race for president. "new day" starts now. we're going to have a very, very big victory. very, very big. >> this is not the time for circus side shows. >> let me be unpresidential for just a little while ago. >> i think they're his tear cal. >> i'm confident that i will be the nominee. >> i think the secretary is
getting very nervous. >> more than a dozen suspected jihadists are now looking across europe. >> we're looking for a needle in a hey stack. >> to that will go down as one of the approximate best game winners in basketball history. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> was that to win it? >> yeah. >> what a game last night. we'll talk about it. there is a lot of news. a lot of news. welcome to you. it is 6:00 in the east. al is sin off. j.b. here with mick and i. wisconsin voters getting ready to change the race. donald trump, hillary clinton, big tests heading into tonight. the drama is weighted more toward the gop side. the big question, can senator ted cruz change the calculus with a big win.
the one thing cruz and trump agree on is governor kasich should drop out. but that ain't happening. >> this as they battle it out in wisconsin. razor-tight race. they have agreed to debate next week ahead of the new york primary. a debate, by the way, that will will air here on cnn. could wisconsin, though, spell trouble for both hillary clinton and donald trump? cnn all over this key primary day. i want to begin with cnn's phil mattingly here with us. >> good morning, zone. it has been a week for donald trump. a week that could set his campaign back. or it could mark a comeback. trump's advisers acknowledging that he is in trouble in wisconsin the last couple of days. trump still willing to predict this could be a big comeback story. both vying for the huge 42 delegates at stake in wisconsin tonight.